This is Your Official Winter 2021 Survival Guide

From chapped lips to sound sleep

Mika R.
ByMika R.

Whether you love winter or are not-so patiently waiting for spring to roll back, this winter season is a special one. Compared to winters of the past, you're likely spending even more time indoors — and just as much time trying to stay sane. So, if you're looking for new ways to cope and survive another season at home, we've come up with a few suggestions to help. 

Add these products and routines to your day to get the best out of this winter season:

Give chapped lips the extra TLC they deserve.

Try: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $22

It's no secret that the chilling winter weather can take a toll on your lips, even if you're only experiencing it briefly. Help your lips recover from frigid temperatures and dry air inside with this ultra-nourishing overnight lip mask. The texture and hydrating properties of the mask are so addictive that you'll probably replace your basic lip balm forever.

Add a humidifier to your living space.

Try: Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier, $34.99

While we all love the comfortable temperatures in our homes from our heating systems, unfortunately, they tend to suck out all the moisture in the air leaving your skin (and sometimes your nose, throat, etc.) super dry. You can combat the air's dryness without compromising the heat by adding a humidifier into your home. Our recommendation is to add it to your bedroom so your skin can restore while you sleep.

Add extra hydration to your skincare routine.

Try: TULA Bright All Night Energizing Sheet Mask, $28

Another great way to pump up the moisture in your skin is with sheet masks. Sheet masks are loaded with essence and serums to give your skin the ultimate hydrating boost. This particular sheet mask by TULA is intended to give your skin an instant glow in just 10 minutes.

Keep your hands moisturized.

Try: L'occitane Almond Delicious Hand Cream, $24

We're washing and sanitizing our hands A LOT now. Paired with the cold air from the winter season, your hands are probably experiencing a ton of dryness. Treat them to this super hydrating, indulgent hand cream and make dry hands a thing of the past.

Make reading a priority.

You Are A Badass: How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living An Awesome Life by Jen Sincero, from $9.99

Whether you enjoy burying yourself in a sci-fi fantasy novel or find encouraging self-help more desirable, more time at home in the winter means more time for you to dedicate to reading. Besides enjoying the context in a book, reading reduces stress, fights depression symptoms, and empowers you.

Get as much quality sleep as possible. 

Try:  Sharper Image Calming Comfort Weighted Blanket Choose Your Weight - As Seen on TV, from $129.99

Unfortunately, we don't get to live life like bears in the winter and hibernate. That doesn't mean you can't get the most out of your sleep as you can. Try adding a weighted blanket to your bedtime ritual to help naturally boost your serotonin and melatonin levels.


We hope you find these tools and tips helpful. Have any ideas for staying comfy, cozy and entertained at home? Let us know in the comments! 

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Mika R.
Mika R.
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